FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2020
Contact: Mark Hitchcock, CEO
PULSE3 FOUNDATION RUN FOR YOUR HEART COMMUNITY RACES
GOING VIRTUAL IN 2020
Saginaw, MI – The Pulse3 Foundation recently announced changes to the format of their annual Run for Your Heart Community Races for 2020. Annually held in Saginaw on the first Saturday after Labor Day each September, the Run for Your Heart community races is a 5k Run/Walk & 10k Run. With over 1,000 participants each year, and in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, race officials have decided to transition this event to a Virtual Race this year. This format will provide an opportunity for anyone to participate in a safe and socially distant manner anywhere and anytime between September 1-12, 2020.
Funds raised from this annual signature event hosted by the Pulse3 Foundation support their mission and efforts to fight heart disease by placement of Automated External Defibrillators, commonly known as AEDs and providing low or no cost Hands Only CPR & AED training throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region and Thumb in Mid-Michigan. The decision to transition to a virtual event in lieu of cancellation was determined to be the most responsible way to continue this annual event. The intent of the Pulse3 Foundation is to return to an in-person event in the future when it is safer to do so.
“The safety of all participants, volunteers, sponsors, event partners & staff is our highest priority” said Mark Hitchcock, CEO of the Pulse3 Foundation. Hitchcock also stated “We considered all possible options and decided that a transition to a virtual event would be the most prudent way to continue our event while providing a safe and fun way for the community to stay involved and help us continue our mission.”
Online Registration for this year’s Virtual Run for Your Heart is open at runforyourheart.org. Cost is only $30 per person and every registrant will receive a race shirt, medal, race bib and ability to print a finisher certificate once results are uploaded. All items will be mailed to the participant closer to the event, depending on when registered. Several great sponsorship & partnership opportunities are also available for local businesses and organizations to partner with and support this cause. Additional info is available at runforyourheart.org.
Pulse3 Foundation invites everyone to join us or donate and help provide vital lifesaving Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) throughout Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Isabella, Huron & Tuscola counties. For more information about the Pulse3 Foundation’s Run for Your Heart and to register online go to runforyourheart.org
The mission of the Pulse3 Foundation is to “Strive to create a community that is heart-healthy and vibrant by championing causes related to the education, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.” All proceeds are allocated locally and stay within the service area of Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Isabella, Huron & Tuscola counties in Mid-Michigan.
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